Effective Visualization - Lesson 5
The Secret of Transformation!
“And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.” (Gen. 13:14-15)
I want you to underline in your notes, look from the place
where you are.
What does that mean? Look up from your present condition to the condition of life that you wish to be in.
That is the whole secret of transformation, the whole secret of solving a problem.
Look from the place where you are.
Look up from your poverty and visualize yourself in prosperity.
Look up from your sickness and see yourself in good health.
Look up from the conditions of hatred, and unforgiveness, and envy, and malice, and misunderstanding, and see yourself loving and being loved in divine order.
Look up from your loneliness and see yourself with friends, and companionship, and comradeship, and romance
Don’t get caught up in conditions.
That’s what keeps people in their problems; they get caught in them. Facts and conditions are not the truth of you!
Again, the scripture says, “look from the place where you are.”
So many scriptures come to bear on visualization. Again there’s that verse of scripture, “I will lift up mine eyes.”
That is a visualization scripture. “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.”
There is no help in my looking down into the hole that I’m already in. No help comes from looking down into the negative condition that I may find myself in.
My help comes from the Lord, the law of mind, from getting on the positive side of the law of mind. That is where my help comes from.
“Look unto me all ye ends of the Earth, for I am God and there beside me there is no Savior.”
See Yourself As You Wish to BE
The only salvation you will find will be in looking up from any
wretched condition you find yourself in, looking to and 'seeing' the good conditions that you wish to be in.
"Stand you still and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today." That is a visualization scripture.
Quietness in itself is a spiritual quality. When you become still it is at that point that you, the individual, tune into the cosmic mind.
When the human mind, the conscious mind, is still, you tie into the mind of the universe.
So if you have a problem, look up from that problem, from that place where you are. Be still, be quiet, and see the salvation of the Lord.
What does it mean to "see the salvation of the Lord"?
It means, to put it dramatically, as Rev. Ike would say it, if you find yourself in a hell of a fix, lift up your eyes and look up from that hell of a fix and see yourself in a heaven of a fix.
If you need some money, still your mind, still the senses, and see the salvation of the Lord. See yourself delivered from that condition. See yourself with money!
It’s so simple that it’s profound. It’s simply profound and
profoundly simple. And that’s, I believe, how the intellect misses all of these eternal verities, because they’re so simply profound and so profoundly simple.
“Rev. Ike is that all there is to it?”
Let me tell you this, all the studying we do, all the praying that we do, all of our spiritual work, its one end is to lead us to the realization of these simple truths.
If you can see it, you can be it.
If you can, in your own mind, see yourself in good health, you can be in good health.
If in your own mind you can see yourself as a happy person, you can be a happy person.
If in your own mind you can see yourself as a loving and loveable person, you can be a loving and loveable person.
Yes, if in your own mind you can see yourself as a successful, prosperous person, you can be a successful, prosperous person.
If in your own mind you can see yourself with plenty of money, you can have plenty of money.
Again, let’s state this principle; it’s so simple: If you can see it, you can be it.
I am always becoming that which
I am conscious of being.
I am forever becoming that which I see myself being.
You have to actually live in your dream, your vision, your
decision, or your choice. You have to learn how to live in it.
Growing up in South Carolina, my cousins stayed with us and visited with us from time to time, boys and girls around my own age. They used to laugh at some things that I did, but they still took me seriously.
That’s another thing, I’ve always been strange, and I don’t
apologize for that. I had the habit of talking to my imaginary
servants that I was visualizing, and I gave them names.
And my cousins would play right along with me even though they thought it sort of strange, but something told them don’t scorn this kid; he’s strange but don’t count him out. He may be strange, but he's not crazy.
And so they even learned the names of some of my imaginary servants, and they would talk to me about them. And I would just see myself as a very wealthy person, a very rich person.
I remember one night I had sat down and my dear mother
listened to me for about two hours telling her about all the
grandeur that I was going to have.
Calling those things which are not, as though they were.
And honestly I was living in my dream, I was occupying my
dream. Look up from the place where you are. I remember that one night I took about two hours just telling my mother all of the things.
We had an old Sears & Roebuck catalog, and I’d go through that catalog, and everything I saw in it that I liked, I saw myself with it.
As a young boy, I did not know visualization as a science; it was spiritual intuition, and we all have that. There we were sitting up in that house warming ourselves by a Ten Lizzie. Is there anybody here who knows what a Ten Lizzie is? A trash burner.
So I have been intuitively looking up from the place where I was for a long time, and you haven’t seen anything yet. I’m still looking up. What was I doing? Occupying my dreams.
(To be continued in Lesson 6...)
Love, Peace & Prosperity,
Dr. Frederick Eikerenkoetter,
better known as Rev. Ike
January 31, 2009
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